Review of Sherlock Holmes and the Cult of Cthulhu by James G. Boswell
Sherlock Holmes and the Cult of Cthulhu by James G. Boswell is a short story narrated by Watson about a case Sherlock Holmes solves. I have not read any of the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle so I cannot say if this one matches the originals in style or not. However, I did find this story to be full of overdone details that could have been reduced or cut completely from the story. While the description of everyone’s clothes and every building might seem to help the reader imagine the setting, I feel that most readers do not need this information and can come up with an image without it. I felt that this over description took a way from the story a bit. The rest of the story seemed a bit rushed and sporadic in rhythm.
While overall I did enjoy the story and it is a nice quick read, I cannot say that I loved it. perhaps if the author had spent more time fleshing out the story or less time on descriptions, it would have been a better read. Although not my favorite story, I would recommend this book, especially to those who enjoy young adult fiction.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review